Friday, February 13, 2015
"How old are you?"
Me: "Over 21."
Student: "But under what?"
Student: "You have to use a two-digit number."
Me: "Okay. I'm under 99."
The student didn't like this. He was going to pester me until I told him. And I wasn't going to tell him. I tried going the asking-someone's-age-is-rude route, but he wasn't having that either. So, he started grasping at straws.
Student: "You can't use any number bigger than 50."
Me: "But what if I'm over 50?"
Other students chimed in to say that I didn't look like I was over 50. Defeated, the boy said I had to use 65.
Me: "Okay, I'm under 65."
I suppose I should just tell them my age. But I don't want to.